In one of the closest competitions in all its ten years, The ELLE New Talent 2011 Designer Search has a winner! Behold…Kelly Esterhuyse! She out-designed the other seven talented young designers from around the country and now has the means and opportunity to launch her career with a mentorship from Mr Price. Kelly also walked away with R25 000 in cold hard cash!
Joining the likes of previous winners David Tlale and Tiaan Nagel, winning the competition will boost Esterhuyse’s career to new heights. She will be flown to Mr Price’s headquarters in Durban to undertake a two-week mentorship and be given the chance to design a range for Mr Price. “This has been the most incredible experience and the exposure is awesome,” said an elated Esterhuyse after receiving her award. “I finish my studies this year and I can’t wait to start my own label – Ulijana, which means creative spirit in French. I am so grateful to ELLE and Mr Price for this opportunity.”
Well we at YCLAD are very proud and definitely look forward to seeing her range launch in Mr Price stores Nationwide!
Images from Elle Online